hard bargaining

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She was more interested in meeting the young married couple than in awaiting the result of the hard bargaining which delayed the engagement of the new dancer; and she volunteered to make her brother's apologies, if his theatrical business caused him to be late in keeping his appointment at the honeymoon festival.
The chief made an harangue welcoming the white men to his village, and expressing his happiness in taking them by the hand as friends; but at the same time complaining of the poverty of himself and his people; the usual prelude among Indians to begging or hard bargaining.
The two sides expected to wrap up the strategic order when President Francois Hollande visited India for the country's Republic Day celebration in January but hard bargaining on price would stall final result.
Weiss explains a collaborative and creative approach to negotiation than results in better outcomes and stronger relationships than traditional approaches that can descend into hard bargaining or heated debate.
Days, weeks and possibly months of hard bargaining lie ahead, with Greece challenging austerity while remaining in the euro.
But hard bargaining is not always the best way to do business.
Strikes are disruptive and decidedly worse than sitting down and reaching a deal, however long that takes - and it took some 10 hours of hard bargaining on Wednesday.
But the deal that has now been reached after some pretty hard bargaining does keep a hefty slice of cash - at least PS50m - here in the region.
As I listened to my grandmother tell this story several days later, I remember wondering why the Hard Bargaining Gene had not been passed along to anyone else in the family, including me.
The minister said accommodation for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia was acquired after hard bargaining and advertising in prominent dailies.
After protracted negotiations and hard bargaining, the Congress and DMK on Monday reached an agreement on the constituencies they would contest for the April 13 assembly polls.
This agreement is after three years of hard bargaining from both sides.